DSG offers Independent Contractors a variety of ways to make money on your terms – in person, by telephone or on line. Mystery shopping contracts pay for performing tasks normally associated with shopping, such as observing workers at a retail business, inquiring about various products, sometimes making a purchase, sometimes returning one, but always ending with a report answering specific client questions about what was seen, heard or experienced. Contracts may also be available for other types of assignments, including intercepts, interviews and a variety of audits.
- We never ask shoppers to send us money.
- We have very few shops which pay more than $100. Most pay much less, but some pay in the $50 to $75 range.
- Our company rarely, if ever, conducts mystery shops involving check cashing or money transfers. If someone posing as a representative of our company contacts you with a cashier’s check or offers exorbitant rates of pay for completing a survey, call or contact us…it may be a scam! Call 800-462-8765 or Email Shoppersupport@dsgai.com
You are also eligible to become a member of the mystery shopping industry’s association, MSPA North America. Visit the website to learn more about the benefits for shoppers to be members of the association. http://www.mspa-na.org/getting-started-contractor
It has come to our attention that there is a scam continuing to go on using our name, DSG Associates. If you receive an email from email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org please ignore them. These are NOT from DSG Associates. Checks are also being sent out that are not real checks and are also NOT from DSG Associates. Please do not cash or deposit them. If you have not yet performed a shop for us and receive a check or you receive a check in an amount different from the pay for your shop, please contact us asap. We are in contact with the authorities and are hoping the matter is resolved quickly. If you have any questions please contact Shoppersupport@dsgai.com or call Jennifer at 800-462-8765 x183. Thank you for your patience.
You can also use these links to report the scam
FTC toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)
Canadian PhoneBusters hotline: 888-495-8501
Internet Crime Complaint Center: http://www.ic3.gov/
Federal Trade Commission: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
United States Postal Inspection Service: http://ehome.uspis.gov/fcsexternal/default.aspx
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: http://www.occ.gov/customer.htm
More Info from the MSPA and IMSC: